When IT Meets Politics:


August 26, 2013  12:01 PM

Which should concern us more: lack of privacy or lack of resilience?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Apple, awareness, Big Data, Cloud Computing, competition, Compliance, confidence, cyberbullying, Google, IET, Information security, Microsoft, On-line, scareware, trust, UK, WCIT

The rash of stories about state surveillance and

June 20, 2013  10:50 AM

A bottle of Ledaig for the best conspiracy theory related to the non-story that is PRISM

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Facebook, FBI, FISA, GCHG, Google, Information security, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, Yahoo

I love a good conspiracy theory.  It should have sufficient by way of checkable references to have a veneer of credibility while pandering to the prejudices of the listeners. The more that  emerges about "PRISM", the more it appears to be a non-story. If it is correct that 

August 28, 2011  9:56 AM

IPR Wars – will Patent Trolls cost the US its poll position?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, copyright, Google

The current US dominance of the software and content industries is critically dependent on  acceptance, however reluctant, of its global enforcement of domestic Patent and Copyright Laws - despite their known weaknesses and abuse. Three years ago I

August 21, 2011  12:33 PM

Lessons for UK PLC from the loss of Autonomy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, ARM, Autonomy, Cloud Computing, Google, HP

The purchase of Autonomy by HP shows breathtaking vision but the impact of Government tax policies (both US and UK)...

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